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How to Handle Work When Your Child Is Sick

Posted by @DanHinmon, Tue, Jul 18 11:04am

Juggling sick kids and work is challenging, but Daisy Wademan Dowling offers 9 ideas to make it easier. “The good news is that with a few specific strategies for managing your colleagues, care arrangement, and yes, yourself, you can mitigate the situation,” she writes, “and make it through these roughest patches of working parenthood in one physical, emotional, and professional piece.”

One practical suggestion: Kids get sick. According to the National Institutes of Health, small children average 8-10 colds and viruses each year. “Accept the inevitable,” says Dowling, “and anticipate how you will handle it logistically.”

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